Ipswich Town midfielder, Cole Skuse has signed a new contract with the club, keeping him at Portman Road until 2018 with an option to keep him at the club for another year. Cole Skuse’s next match for the The Blues will be his 100th appearance for the club. While he doesn’t get on the score sheet often, Skuse has a commanding presence in the midfield and has the comfort of being a leader for the rest of the men in blue. He has one goal to his name for Ipswich and a total of 5 assists since signing for the club in 2013.
Skuse previously played for Championship side, Bristol City, where he accumulated over 250 appearances and will be remembered with The Robins for securing a win over Barnsley and giving Bristol City another season in the Championship during the 2012-13 campaign.
Skuse led Ipswich to 6th place in the Championship last season but The Blues would be eliminated from Premiership contention when they lost to rivals, Norwich City in the semi-final Playoffs. Skuse hopes he can lead his side to yet another playoff at the end of this season, stating that his goal is to help Ipswich reach the Premier League while he remains at the club for the next three years.
“I knew my contract was up at the end of this season but the gaffer and the owner made it clear they wanted to keep me and I’m delighted it has been sorted and that my future is here for another three years.
“I’ve loved my time here. I never realised what a big club Ipswich is until I came here. The support the club enjoys is fantastic and hopefully we can get where we all want to be, the Premier League.”
While it isn’t an impossible task, the Tractor Boys will need to start gathering points throughout the Championship if they want to achieve Premier League status. The Blues currently sit in tenth position with 16 points after eleven games played. Skuse will put his new contract to work when Ipswich Town play Premier League rollercoaster side, Hull City at KC Stadium. The Tigers currently sit in seventh place with a three point lead over Ipswich. Hull City and Ipswich kick-off on Tuesday night, October 20th.